Mark Nortcliffe

Clinical Director / Owner

GDC registration 166854.

Mark has been in the dental profession for over a 15 years, being involved in management every step of the way, helping re-brand practices and marketing to everyday management, he has a true passion for this so when the opportunity to own and manage his own dental practice arose, he welcomed the challenge ahead, since starting his first practice from scratch in Driffield Mark has gone on to own two further sites in York and Knaresborough helping spread family dentistry across Yorkshire. Mark enjoys mountain bike riding and racing his beloved Mini nicknamed “The Bear” along with spending time with his wife and children. Mark is a big sports fan, following Leeds Utd, Kansas City Chiefs and all things Formula one.

Stephen Zsigmond

Dentist

GDC registration 192421. BChD 2010 University of Leeds.

Stephen’s friendly, enthusiastic and confident approach has resulted in a dedicated following of patients. He has a focused and logical manner and enjoys the journey of taking an anxious patient to a place where they are happy to regularly attend, and can be proud of their teeth and smile.

Stephen has also completed post graduate training in cosmetic dentistry, composites, crowns, veneers as well as invisible orthodontics, to be able to give his patients the smile they’ve always wanted.

Dr Tom Stapleton

Dentist

GDC registration 244580. Leeds University. PG Dip Endodontics – Endodontology Diploma with merit

Originally from Leicester, Toms background is in research. This resulted in him achieving a PhD in tissue engineering before gaining his dental qualification at Leeds University. He joins the Purely Dental team, where he is committed to providing general dentistry whilst serving you with honesty, quality and value.

As well as being a certified Invisalign provider, Tom has also undertaken further advanced restorative training to help provide the smile you deserve. This included completing an advanced certificate in restorative dentistry under the tutor-age of Dominic Hassall as well as recently completing certification in digital smile design and Bioclear composite bonding.

Tom has a natural enthusiasm for endodontics and has gone on to take further certification in endodontics through the highly regarded simplyendo training academy.

Tom’s main interest is digital dentistry, continually looking at new techniques to improve the ease and comfort in which treatment is provided.

Outside of dentistry, Tom is a husband and father of two beautiful little girls and he enjoys taking walks in the local Yorkshire countryside.

Dr Mihaela Paun

Dentist

GDC registration 262027. (DMD) ‘Grigore T.Popa’ University of Medicine & Pharmacy 2015.

Mihaela has a passion for preventative dentistry, creating perfect smiles with orthodontics and changing anxious patients outlook on dentistry. She prides herself in keeping up to date with modern dentistry techniques and applying those techniques to the benefit of her clients comfort and oral hygiene.

Mika got married in July 2015 and lives in York with her husband who is an engineer. When not at work Mika likes to engross herself in science fiction dramas and is an avid watcher of Game of Thrones and The Vikings, in addition she also likes reading sci-fi books.

Khushboo Sharma Thakore

Dentist

GDC registration 275729. Qualified as a Dental surgeon – INDIA 2008

As a dentist my core motivation is the everyday challenge of delivering high quality therapy adapted to individual’s needs of various types of characters and personalities coming into the Clinic, and the sense of accomplishment in doing so when noticing the positive impact of the end results on my patients.

I like the challenge of putting anxious patients at ease and to see their confidence build up as they overcome their fear over the course of a few appointments. It is truly rewarding!

My passion does lie with cosmetic dentistry and directly improving ones visible smile. Following this dream I pursued my masters in Aesthetics Dentistry from New York University, NYC. My main interests are non – invasive restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

I look forward to meet all the patients at Bridge Street Dental and to practice my very best on a daily basis in an environment where patients come first. With our fantastic team, it will undoubtedly be a great platform to work and build a healthy patient base.

I have carried out all aspects of general dentistry since 10 years with the philosophy of treating the patient as a whole and seeing a healthy mouth as integral to patient’s well-being throughout life. One of my major achievements include winning 2nd and 3rd position in scientific dental paper presentation in consecutive years.

Outside surgery I enjoy music, painting, adventure sports and swimming. I am also an avid traveller and enjoy experiencing other cultures.

Alexandra Woods

Dental Therapist

GDC registration 201190. BSc Oral Health Sciences (Dental Hygiene and Therapy) Glasgow Caledonian University 2014

I have worked in dentistry for 13 years and started my career as a Dental Nurse in the Community Dental Service for NHS Lothian. I then progressed on to gain my degree in Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2014.

I have a vast knowledge and clinical experience of working in various dental settings. This ranges from general practice across Scotland and England providing NHS and private dentistry, to special needs, drug and alcohol units and hospital settings. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects within my scope of practice in particular paediatric and restorative dentistry. I strive to make every patient feel comfortable and ensure the best quality treatment is provided to everyone.

Originally from North Berwick in Scotland, I now live in the market town of Thirsk with my naughty border terrier Pepper who keeps me very busy!

Kelly Yates RDN

Reception Manager / Dental Nurse

GDC registration 267571.

Kelly went away from the dental profession in 2003 and returned in 2013, where she started as a Receptionist / Trainee dental nurse with Crystal Clear.

Having been with Crystal Clear for quite a few years, Kelly is now Reception Manager, looking after the day to day running of the business which she very much enjoys having the extra responsibilities. Kelly really likes to look after all her staff members which helps to keep a happy team, this is really important to her.

When Kelly isn’t having a very much needed admin day, she really loves working front of house, seeing her patients, which some she has known for sometime.

When not at work Kelly very much enjoys spending time with her husband Rich, son and the new addition to her family “Perro” the much loved Black Lab. They all like to go on long walks whenever they can.

Jessica Ayre

Lead Dental Nurse RDN

GDC registration 284982.

Jessica has recently moved to York to be nearer her twin sister and to discover new job opportunities.

When given the chance to train as a dental nurse Jessica jumped at this and very much enjoys learning new skills performing to a high standard to make the dental experience, relaxed and enjoyable, for both the patients and the dentist she is working with. Socially Jessica enjoys seeing her friends, family and walking her dog Banjo.

Also having recently passed her driving test this has given Jessica a chance to explore all that York has to offer and given her a new lease on life.

Pollyann Wright

Trainee Dental Nurse

Polly joined Crystal Clear in October 2018, after working as a nursery nurse for a few years she decided she wanted a new challenge. Polly very much enjoys being a trainee dental nurse, she has embraced learning new skills along with completing all course work that is set for her week by week. Polly particularly likes talking with patients to make them feel happy and relaxed whilst they’re in our care.

Polly loves going out with her boyfriend and dog Jake for a day of exploring come rain or shine. And when Polly isn’t out on an adventure she likes nothing better than watching a good movie or challenging people on the XBox.

Millie

Practice Mascot

Millie is the much-loved, bouncy boxer puppy that vies to “rule the roost” in Ben’s house. Never shy to share an opinion, Millie is happy to pass on her guidance to anyone in earshot!.

Mark

Mark Nortcliffe

Clinical Director / Owner

GDC registration 166854.

Mark has been in the dental profession for over a 15 years, being involved in management every step of the way, helping re-brand practices and marketing to everyday management, he has a true passion for this so when the opportunity to own and manage his own dental practice arose, he welcomed the challenge ahead, since starting his first practice from scratch in Driffield Mark has gone on to own two further sites in York and Knaresborough helping spread family dentistry across Yorkshire. Mark enjoys mountain bike riding and racing his beloved Mini nicknamed “The Bear” along with spending time with his wife and children. Mark is a big sports fan, following Leeds Utd, Kansas City Chiefs and all things Formula one.

Stephen

Stephen Zsigmond

Dentist

GDC registration 192421. BChD 2010 University of Leeds.

Stephen’s friendly, enthusiastic and confident approach has resulted in a dedicated following of patients. He has a focused and logical manner and enjoys the journey of taking an anxious patient to a place where they are happy to regularly attend, and can be proud of their teeth and smile.

Stephen has also completed post graduate training in cosmetic dentistry, composites, crowns, veneers as well as invisible orthodontics, to be able to give his patients the smile they’ve always wanted.

Tom Stapleton - Dentist

Dr Tom Stapleton

Dentist

GDC registration 244580. Leeds University. PG Dip Endodontics – Endodontology Diploma with merit

Originally from Leicester, Toms background is in research. This resulted in him achieving a PhD in tissue engineering before gaining his dental qualification at Leeds University. He joins the Purely Dental team, where he is committed to providing general dentistry whilst serving you with honesty, quality and value.

As well as being a certified Invisalign provider, Tom has also undertaken further advanced restorative training to help provide the smile you deserve. This included completing an advanced certificate in restorative dentistry under the tutor-age of Dominic Hassall as well as recently completing certification in digital smile design and Bioclear composite bonding.

Tom has a natural enthusiasm for endodontics and has gone on to take further certification in endodontics through the highly regarded simplyendo training academy.

Tom’s main interest is digital dentistry, continually looking at new techniques to improve the ease and comfort in which treatment is provided.

Outside of dentistry, Tom is a husband and father of two beautiful little girls and he enjoys taking walks in the local Yorkshire countryside.

Mihaela

Dr Mihaela Paun

Dentist

GDC registration 262027. (DMD) ‘Grigore T.Popa’ University of Medicine & Pharmacy 2015.

Mihaela has a passion for preventative dentistry, creating perfect smiles with orthodontics and changing anxious patients outlook on dentistry. She prides herself in keeping up to date with modern dentistry techniques and applying those techniques to the benefit of her clients comfort and oral hygiene.

Mika got married in July 2015 and lives in York with her husband who is an engineer. When not at work Mika likes to engross herself in science fiction dramas and is an avid watcher of Game of Thrones and The Vikings, in addition she also likes reading sci-fi books.

Khusboo

Khushboo Sharma Thakore

Dentist

GDC registration 275729. Qualified as a Dental surgeon – INDIA 2008

As a dentist my core motivation is the everyday challenge of delivering high quality therapy adapted to individual’s needs of various types of characters and personalities coming into the Clinic, and the sense of accomplishment in doing so when noticing the positive impact of the end results on my patients.

I like the challenge of putting anxious patients at ease and to see their confidence build up as they overcome their fear over the course of a few appointments. It is truly rewarding!

My passion does lie with cosmetic dentistry and directly improving ones visible smile. Following this dream I pursued my masters in Aesthetics Dentistry from New York University, NYC. My main interests are non – invasive restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

I look forward to meet all the patients at Bridge Street Dental and to practice my very best on a daily basis in an environment where patients come first. With our fantastic team, it will undoubtedly be a great platform to work and build a healthy patient base.

I have carried out all aspects of general dentistry since 10 years with the philosophy of treating the patient as a whole and seeing a healthy mouth as integral to patient’s well-being throughout life. One of my major achievements include winning 2nd and 3rd position in scientific dental paper presentation in consecutive years.

Outside surgery I enjoy music, painting, adventure sports and swimming. I am also an avid traveller and enjoy experiencing other cultures.

Alex

Alexandra Woods

Dental Therapist

GDC registration 201190. BSc Oral Health Sciences (Dental Hygiene and Therapy) Glasgow Caledonian University 2014

I have worked in dentistry for 13 years and started my career as a Dental Nurse in the Community Dental Service for NHS Lothian. I then progressed on to gain my degree in Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2014.

I have a vast knowledge and clinical experience of working in various dental settings. This ranges from general practice across Scotland and England providing NHS and private dentistry, to special needs, drug and alcohol units and hospital settings. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects within my scope of practice in particular paediatric and restorative dentistry. I strive to make every patient feel comfortable and ensure the best quality treatment is provided to everyone.

Originally from North Berwick in Scotland, I now live in the market town of Thirsk with my naughty border terrier Pepper who keeps me very busy!

Kelly

Kelly Yates RDN

Reception Manager / Dental Nurse

GDC registration 267571.

Kelly went away from the dental profession in 2003 and returned in 2013, where she started as a Receptionist / Trainee dental nurse with Crystal Clear.

Having been with Crystal Clear for quite a few years, Kelly is now Reception Manager, looking after the day to day running of the business which she very much enjoys having the extra responsibilities. Kelly really likes to look after all her staff members which helps to keep a happy team, this is really important to her.

When Kelly isn’t having a very much needed admin day, she really loves working front of house, seeing her patients, which some she has known for sometime.

When not at work Kelly very much enjoys spending time with her husband Rich, son and the new addition to her family “Perro” the much loved Black Lab. They all like to go on long walks whenever they can.

Jessica

Jessica Ayre

Lead Dental Nurse RDN

GDC registration 284982.

Jessica has recently moved to York to be nearer her twin sister and to discover new job opportunities.

When given the chance to train as a dental nurse Jessica jumped at this and very much enjoys learning new skills performing to a high standard to make the dental experience, relaxed and enjoyable, for both the patients and the dentist she is working with. Socially Jessica enjoys seeing her friends, family and walking her dog Banjo.

Also having recently passed her driving test this has given Jessica a chance to explore all that York has to offer and given her a new lease on life.

Pollyann

Pollyann Wright

Trainee Dental Nurse

Polly joined Crystal Clear in October 2018, after working as a nursery nurse for a few years she decided she wanted a new challenge. Polly very much enjoys being a trainee dental nurse, she has embraced learning new skills along with completing all course work that is set for her week by week. Polly particularly likes talking with patients to make them feel happy and relaxed whilst they’re in our care.

Polly loves going out with her boyfriend and dog Jake for a day of exploring come rain or shine. And when Polly isn’t out on an adventure she likes nothing better than watching a good movie or challenging people on the XBox.

Millie

Millie

Practice Mascot

Millie is the much-loved, bouncy boxer puppy that vies to “rule the roost” in Ben’s house. Never shy to share an opinion, Millie is happy to pass on her guidance to anyone in earshot!.